Charl Potgieter

Charl Potgieter

Charl Potgieter


Trade Mark Attorney


  • Specialisation

    • Anti-counterfeit enforcement actions with Customs
    • SAPS and the Department of Trade and Industry (Commission)
    • Trade mark infringement and copyright infringement matters

  • Bio

    Charl is a Partner in the anti-counterfeit team, specialising in the training of Customs and Police Officials on product identification and procedures in terms of the Counterfeit Goods Act as well as anti-counterfeit operations in South Africa and Africa.  He assists the Police, Interpol and Customs in various African countries like Namibia, Botswana, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya with in-market operations and strategies to combat counterfeit goods.


  • Academic

    • LLB – University of Pretoria | 2003

  • Qualifications

    • Admitted Attorney | 2005

  • Credentials

    • Legal 500 – Recommended IP Practitioner | 2018